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CANUCKS HOCKEY BLOG

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Bourdon Sent Back

I can't say yesterday's move to send Luc Bourdon back to his junior team was a complete surprise. In his nine NHL games, he only proved a couple things: that he is still only 19 years old and that he still has a bit of work to do to be able to survive in the NHL.

In the end, Dave Nonis and Alain Vigneault simply did what was best for the kid:

"The 10-game mark really wasn't any kind of overriding factor," GM Dave Nonis said. "We determined he couldn't play more than 8 to 10 minutes a game and if he was going to be doing that [his development] would be going the wrong way.

"We want him playing significant minutes ... Eight to 10 minutes a night isn't enough for a young player who is going to be a here for a long time."
The Canucks have recalled Patrick Coulombe from the Manitoba Moose to take his spot. And if Rory Fitzpatrick is unable to play tonight, they may go back and recall another defenseman. (To be perfectly honest, I wouldn't know who else to recall.)

The Canucks' defense sure looks green compared to that of tonight's opponent, huh? Worst-case scenario, they field a defense that, after Mattias Ohlund, only have a combined 163 games of NHL experience.

Scary thought.

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 6:20 AM

2 Comments:

At November 09, 2006 5:33 PM, Blogger Zanstorm said...

I sure don't think they would call up Yanic Tremblay!

 
At November 09, 2006 5:35 PM, Blogger Zanstorm said...

JJ, I am suprised that your Bourdon poll is split 50/50. I think it is so obvious that he is not ready yet. I wonder what the 'yes' people were thinking.

 

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